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“From Vault to Screen” begins this weekend

Posted July 9th, 2014 in Events and Screenings, News / Events

From Vault to Screen

For the entire summer, our friends at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. are going to be sketching a kaleidoscopic history of the Canyon Cinema Foundation with their eight-part program “From Vault to Screen.” The series kicks off this week with two screenings. On Saturday, “Origins” brings together a number of films from Canyon’s founders; on Sunday, “Sweet California” is a celebration of our home state, anchored by Robert Nelson’s Suite California Stops & Passes but also featuring works by Greta Snider, Gary Beydler, Janis Crystal Lipzin and others.

This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with Canyon’s history–and it stands as a testament to the ongoing vitality of our collection. For full program information, click here!

Origins

Origins

12:30 PM July 12th at the National Gallery of Art‘s West Building Lecture Hall, Washington D.C.
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

Short, lyrical films from Canyon’s beginnings featuring work by the organization’s founding members, including Have You Thought of Talking to the Director? (Bruce Baillie, 1962); Angel Blue Sweet Wings (Chick Strand, 1966); My Name Is Oona (Gunvor Nelson, 1969); and Hot Leatherette (Robert Nelson, 1967), among others. (Total running time approximately 95 minutes)

 

Sweet California

Sweet California

4:00 PM July 13th at the National Gallery of Art‘s West Building Lecture Hall, Washington D.C.
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

“I’m definitely not interested in passing along intellectual information about California. There’s plenty of that everywhere. I’m trying to get at some feeling state” — Robert Nelson. A personal, intricate essay about his home state, Tijuana to Hollywood via Death Valley is the first half of Nelson’s travelogue Suite California Stops & Passes (1976). It is followed by other films about Californian culture and environment including Hard Core Home Movie by Greta Snider (1989) on the ’80s punk scene in San Francisco; Pasadena Freeway Stills (Gary Beydler, 1974); and L.A. Carwash (Janis Lipzin, 1975), among others. (Total running time approximately 100 minutes)